Posts Tagged ‘Oatmeal’

Not Exceptional

Well today has not been an exceptionally great day. But we all have those, right?

Here are some of the good things though.


Great bowl of oatmeal.

  • banana
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • peanut butter
  • pear butter

This was exceptional.


Eaten just before I hit a traffic jam on the way to work. Some unfortunate soul had an accident and this unfortunate soul was late for work. [That was not exceptional.]

To spice things up I had a groovy lunch.


Tortilla with veggie cream cheese, all rolled up.


Plus this AWESOME salad.


Mixed greens + bacon crumbles + incredible dressing [made by me!]

Incredible dressing

  • 1/2 teaspoon blackberry jam
  • splash of vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt n’ pepa

Mix well and drizzle over salad. ‘Twas yummus in my tummus.

Days go by, and this one did.


I had drizzly doors for a snack.

  • 2 wasa crackers
  • pb
  • honey

And I loved it.

After work, I was feeling dreary.

Mama D. and Pops treated me to a childhood favorite, and I was happy to go!




For years when I was growing up, every Friday night we ate at South 21 in Charlotte. It’s the cutest drive in, just like in the ‘50s!

Anyway, a few years ago they opened one in Matthews. It’s not technically a drive in, it’s a dine in, but it was still nostalgic.

In that I ordered the same thing I always have.


Trout dinner + Cherry Lemon SunDrop


But this time Cecily and I shared.


Where do you get your hair styles, kid? 😉

Sometimes you just have to indulge to brighten the day. And dinner was exceptional.


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Hey there, friends!

Can you believe it’s December 1st already?!?!

Not me!

I sure can’t!

Had oatmeal today though.


It was yummy.

Now that.

That’s believable. 

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • protein powder
  • almond milk
  • banana
  • pb
  • jam

Love me some protein oats with pb&j! My belly does too. It was full ALL MORNING! ♥ that.

Also ♥ leftovers. They make life so easy. ‘Specially when it’s flying by.


Steamed broccoli + taco soup.

My aunt Jennifer made this taco soup last night, and she so kindly gave me a portion for my lunch. I just heated it up in my breakfast bowl, and it tasted good as new!


Beans and rice!

On the side I steamed some broccoli in the microwave.


Gourmet cook, I am not.

But it was tasty.


Side note:

Little sis got her braces off!



Look how pretty she is.

Just like her sister[s]. 😉

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I am feeling a bit pouty today, because the sun has yet to come out this week. I am one of those people who thrives on sunny days. Not so much the cloudy and gloomy ones. I guess you could say that my mood changes with the weather a bit. 😉


I cheered myself up with a bowl of pumpkin oats. Hey if it’s not happening naturally, ya gotta make it happen, right?


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • pumpkin butter
  • brown sugar

I discovered some chicken salad in the fridge for my lunch. Quick + easy!

Chicken salad Salad.




Paper towel placemat!


Honest Scrap


Katy over at These Beautiful Feet awarded me with The Honest Scrap award, and I am flattered to be chosen! Thanks Katy!

A rule of this award is to reveal 10 honest things about yourself.

Here goes nothin’ folks.

1. I don’t post every single meal on my blog [like last night when I went to dinner with my family and just wanted to relax and hang out; not worry about photographing everything.] but you may have figured that out by now.

2. I have a huge desire to take a mission trip someday. I hope it’s soon.

3. I am that girl with the chipped nail polish. Like right now. Like always, even if I painted my nails 2 seconds ago.

4. Losing control of things scares me. I like to know what’s happening, and why at all times. I am not a good delegator.

5. I genuinely worry WAY too much. About way too much.

6. Every day I look to God to point me in the direction that he wants me to go. I know that whatever plan He has for me, that it is great, because that’s just how He is.

7. I love to travel, but I have yet to leave the country. I really want to plan a trip overseas next summer.

8. I was homeschooled. I bet I can out spell you! 😉

9. I am a huge book nerd. I buy new boxed sets of every series I love and hang onto them for my ‘future children’. God forbid that they don’t enjoy reading!

10. Relationships scare me. Mama D. once referred to me as having ‘commitment issues’. I think she’s right.


It looks like the Nashville trip may be happening after all guys! At the very least Linden and I are going to make the best of it.

Here’s the question: Would anyone like to write a guest post for the weekend? I realize this is EXTREMELY last minute, and I will probably get no responses, but what can I say? I live life on the edge, I guess. 😉

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Country Girl

Hi guys!

Sorry about my lack of dinner posts lately. The CMAS were on last night and so I had to catch up on my country music peeps. You guys know how I love my country! 😉

Speaking of which, how good does Reba look these days?

Singer Reba McEntire performs onstage during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on April 5, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Reba McEntire

I just love her.

Today started like many others…


with oatmeal!

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • banana
  • White Chocolate Wonderful

Unfortunately in my distraction of oatmeal making + eating I walked out and left my phone on the counter. I feel so naked with out it.


But I did remember my lunch!


PB&J + Carrot sticks!


Am I 10?



Are you a country music fan? If so, did you watch the CMAS last night? Thoughts?

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Pumpkin Oatmeal in all it’s glory.

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup water
  • maple syrup
  • granola


And there you have it.

Heaven in a bowl.

Speaking of that bowl, isn’t it lovely? I think so. So do the people at Muddy Muse, who made it. You can check out their Etsy shop here.


Lunch Quesadilla!

  • black beans
  • broccoli
  • mozzarella cheese
  • tortillas


So good.

I haven’t had a quesadilla in a long, long while, and this hit the spot. Love.

As I really have nothing more to say of note, I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite pieces from the Muddy Muse shop…

Nautical Vase

Small nautical vase by the muddymuse

Fall Leaf Soap Dish

7 inch designer ceramic leaf  dish by the muddymuse

6.5 inch designer ceramic leaf  dish by the muddymuse

Dragonfly Saucer

5 inch dragonfly saucer by the muddymuse

Soup Bowl + Saucer

20 ounce soup bowl with saucer SALE PRICED

And a giveaway!

In honor of, well nothing actually, [I just want to give someone a cute bowl] I am giving one lucky winner any of these five pieces listed from the Muddy Muse shop, or any item you choose up to $25.00.

The rules:

1. Leave a comment stating which piece you’d like to have for your own in the comment section below.

2. For an extra entry, tweet or link back to this contest on your blog.

Contest ends Friday the 13th for an extra freaky spin on the whole thing.


I am in no way associated with Muddy Muse, except for the fact that I bought a bowl from them at a street fair. The Muddy Muse folks have never heard of Whit’s Getting Fit, and probably could care less about me.

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Continuing in the vein of Facts About Me:


1. I think Banana Oatmeal is the best kind. Especially with a dollop of White Chocolate Wonderful PB.


2. I like pretty bowls. Especially from Target. 😉

3. I actually just like Target. A LOT.


4. I adore leftovers for lunch. Means I can sleep in. *yawn*


5. I like my leftover pizza cold.

6. I only ate 3/4 of what is pictured here.

7. A lot of running planned for me this weekend! Half marathon + a run with Stacey. Love.

8. The thought of running a marathon scares me.

9. The thought of running a marathon in 5 weeks TERRIFIES me.

10. All those fears will be alleviated if I do well in my race tomorrow. *fingers crossed!*

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Daily Plate

This oatmeal rocked my face off!


  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 oatmeal
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 T pumpkin butter
  • cinnamon
  • 1 T white chocolate wonderful PB

Love it!

Of course when I got to work, I discovered that my boss had brought in a package of those scones I love so much. In mini form!


I wanted to eat one right away, but I promised myself I could have it for lunch ‘dessert’.

Speaking of lunch, the main focus of that lovely meal was this gorgeous Swiss Chard that Mama D. grew!




I just love Swiss Chard, it’s so beautiful and colorful. When I spied it lying on the counter last night I immediately laid claim to it for lunch today.

I was glad I did.


I made a Swiss Chard, Cheetah and Tofu salad!


The bottom layer is the cheetahs, topped with the Swiss Chard [Swiss Chard is one of those words I feel should be capitalized. No swiss chard here, it’s Swiss Chard!], tofu and ketchup!


On the side I had some grapes that fell out of the refrigerator on me this morning. Who am I to tempt fate? It was meant to be.




You may remember that I posted a few weeks back about shedding those ‘vanity pounds’ that have managed to creep back on. Since then I have noticed several other bloggers in the same wagon, including Alison. Alison has been using to The Daily Plate to track her calories, so I clicked over to see what all the fuss was about.

The Daily Plate - Calorie Counter, Diet Tracker, Fitness Log, Food Diary, and More!

Honestly, this is one of the best weight loss tools I have ever found on the web! I love it. I started tracking my calories in a book after I wrote my post, because I’ve tried several other calorie counting websites and hated them. Not so with The Daily Plate! It was love at first sight!

If you are trying to shed a little weight and want a convenient place to track your calories I really recommend this website.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some calories to track. 😉

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